• Living root bridge in Meghalaya
  • Umiam Lake in Meghalaya
  • Jeep safari in Kaziranga National Park
  • One-horned rhinos in Kaziranga
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Remote North East India

Remote and fascinating north east India.

11 days from £2700pp plus international flights.

Explore the pine forests and unique living root of bridges of Meghalaya followed by safaris in Kaziranga National Park, home to two thirds of the world's one-horned rhinos.

  • Explore a little-visited corner of India
  • Walk across living root bridges
  • Homestay and local cooking lesson
  • Relax by Umiam Lake
  • See one-horned rhinos and wild elephants in Kaziranga

This is a holiday that takes you far away from the tourist hot spots of India up to the remote north east. Walk through forested hills to 'living root bridges' created by the Khasi hill tribe over the last few centuries. Spend two days enjoying the scenery and wildlife of Kaziranga National Park. Nature and culture are twin highlights on this wonderful trip which shows you a side of India that most visitors overlook - or don't even know about!

From Delhi you fly to Guwahati in Assam, and then by road to Meghalaya, 'the abode of the clouds'. This state lies between the Assam valley and the plains of Bangladesh and is characterised by verdant hills and mountains where the air is cool and fresh. You stay beside photogenic Umiam Lake with time to relax and explore on foot, taking in the natural beauty of this state.

At Cherrapunjee, billed as the wettest place on Earth, your guide leads you along forest trails to see the amazing living root bridges, unique to this area. The roots of trees on the riverbanks are intertwined to form bridges, some up to 100 metres long, strong enough to support several people at a time. This practice has been perfected by the local Khasi people over the centuries. The bridges can last hundreds of years and are used on a daily basis by local people. You have the chance to see a number of examples including the impressive double decker.

The Khasi people are native to this region and staying at Rosie's Homestay you can ask Rosie to share her experiences of life in Meghalaya and as well as her culinary skills during a cookery class.

Crossing the state border back into Assam, you have two days to enjoy Kaziranga National Park's wildlife and scenery. The one-horned rhino is the undisputed star of the park and this is one of the few places you can expect to see them in large numbers, a real treat. Elephant, water buffalo, four species of deer and giant hornbills are all present, as are tigers (though they're hard to spot here). You could even take a boat on the Brahmaputra River to see birds and Gangetic dolphins.

The accommodation on this unusual and exciting trip varies from a luxury lakeside hotel to a rural, family-run resort, a charming homestay and a rustic yet upmarket wildlife lodge, each rather more than simply a place to stay and adding its own character to this holiday.

We appreciate that some people like to explore new places on their own whilst others feel they gain much more from the experience by having a local guide with them throughout. If you would like to add a guide/tour leader to be with you from Day 2 through to Day 8 this is quoted as a supplement in our pricing details.

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Experiences you could have on this amazing trip

As well as incredible wildlife, meeting great people and seeing fabulous landscapes, these are just some of the experiences you could enjoy on this safari holiday.

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Simply by booking with Tribes, you are making a difference. Every booking helps with The Tribes Foundation, the charity we back with admin and funds. Most clients give additional donations which we always put to very good use with one of the wildlife, environmental or social projects we support.

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Where you could be staying

Below are some of our recommended places to stay on this trip. Being a tailor-made holiday, we can sometimes change to different properties you might prefer, but please note that this will affect the trip price.

Ask us about this holiday, or get in touch with us about planning a tailor-made trip which is just right for you.

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